A few people have asked questions about my comment on the rendering quality of italics fonts in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1. To make the point clearer, here’s VS2010 side by side with VS2008, with the exact same code being displayed, using the same font (Envy Code R VS) at the same size:

vs10_italics

If you look at the expanded view carefully, you should be able to spot some significant differences. For example, look at the rendering for letters like “e” and “t”. Of course, I can’t easily compare using another font, so that might be related (or not).

This screenshot did leave me with a question: How come VS2008 manages to display 2 lines more than VS2010, if both text editor windows are the same size and both are using the same font size?